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Leonard Aspinall STEPHENS

Regimental number750
Place of birthWaverley, New South Wales
SchoolPrivate tuition
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm assistant
Address'Ambrosier', East Avenue, Kensington, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 5"
Weight156 lbs
Next of kinFather, Sydney Joseph Stephens, Public Trust Office, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date16 July 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name30th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 9 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll30th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20 July 1916
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Aspinall spelt Aspenall
Place of death or woundingFleurbaix, France
Age at death16.9
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialNo know to ton grave
Commemoration detailsAustralian Cemetery (V.C. Corner No. 2), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Sydney Joseph and Rosa Adelina STEPHENS, Public Trust Office, Sydney. Native of Waverley
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 9 November 1915; disembarked Suez, 11 December 1915.

Found guilty, 29 December 1915, of insubordination, Ferry Post, 29 December 1915: forfeited 1 day's pay.

Found guilty, 22 April 1916, of being absent from Mess Orderlies' Parade, Ferry Post, 21 April 1916: awarded 3 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Found guilty, 12 May 1916, of being in town without a pass contrary to Routine Orders, Ferry Post, 12 May 1916: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Admitted to No 8 Field Ambulance, Moascar, 29 May 1916 (tonsillitis); discharged, 31 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Killed in action, 20 July 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, STEPHENS Leonard Aspinall

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